Walter Johnson Birth Site

Walter Johnson Birth Site (HM12ZH)

Location: Humboldt, KS 66748 Allen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 50.963', W 95° 27.32'

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On November 6, 1887, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Walter Perry Johnson was born on this farm site. In 1901, he moved with his family into the town of Humboldt. During a career with the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927, he became famous for his fastball and his sterling character.

Hank Thomas
Grandson and Author
[Concrete baseball diamond pad]

[Pitchers mound]
Frank & Minnie Johnson family farm
Effie, Walter, Earl, & Leslie
Moved to Humboldt in April 1901

Hall of Fame 1936

[Third Base] · 110 Shut Outs

[First Base] · Won 417 [games]

[Second Base] · The Big Train

[Home Plate] · April 2001
HM NumberHM12ZH
Year Placed2001
Placed ByUmpire Development Program, Barney Deary Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 283971 N 4191945
Decimal Degrees37.84938333, -95.45533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.963', W 95° 27.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 57.78" N, 95° 27' 19.20" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-930 900th St, Humboldt KS 66748, US
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